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Old 11-12-2009, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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So anyway, prison is the #1 place where gay men would likely be assaulted.
Not so, if they're butt ugly and older. A younger, cute straight boy might be a more pleasurable choice.
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:19 PM
 
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Just like the movie American Beauty.

I didn't really like the flick but that's basically what happens in it.
Everyone is entitled to his own opinion...but...American Beauty won the 1999 Academy Award for Best Picture, Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture-Drama, and British Academy Film Award for Best Film.

It also won Oscars for Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematography; Golden Globes for Best Director and Best Screenplay; Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Ensemble; and British Academy Awards for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Music.

It was the most highly acclaimed and best received film of 1999. Anyway...
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:49 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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If the question were read as non-specific the city where you're most likely to be assaulted would probably be the place where gays would most likely be assaulted too. That city would seem to be Saginaw, Michigan.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Saginaw-Michigan.html

Michigan doesn't allow same-sex-marriage, civil unions, or other contracts. Saginaw County said "yes" to that with 59%, which is about average for the state.

CNN.com Election 2004

In Marion County, Alabama the 774th Amendment prohibiting Same-sex-marriage and civil unions won with over 90% of the vote. However Hamilton, which seems to be the largest town lying solely in the county, is pretty safe so votes on these things may not matter.

2006 Referendum Special Election Results - Alabama
http://www.city-data.com/city/Hamilton-Alabama.html
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:54 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Politically assaulted or physically assaulted???
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:59 PM
 
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Politically assaulted or physically assaulted???
How about emotionally?
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:24 AM
 
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I have been out to the gay districts in a lot of major cities, and grew up near Dallas. I have been threatened twice, once in the Chelsea district of NYC and once in Belfast, N.Ireland. Might i recommend if you go out in Belfast after dark, TAKE A CAB back to your hotel. Actually, instead just make Belfast a day trip and keep on going till you clear the U.K and get back to Ireland all together.
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Old 11-13-2009, 06:49 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Anywhere that you have a carload of half-drunk high school football heroes looking for trouble, each one of them secretly wishing that they could separate from their buddies and act on their secret homosexual impulses.
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:03 AM
 
Location: where the moss is taking over the villages
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It's funny how the South is often associated with homophobia and hate crimes against gays and lesbians, but researching the attacks that made headlines, there seems no bias towards the South. Indeed, just as many in the Midwest and especially the rural West. I'm not sure about racial violence, but it seems the likelihood is even higher in say Wyoming than Georgia, although the lower population density might balance that out.
If a gay person does something ( I guess just "being" or being discovered is "provocation" to a certain type of reactionary person) that provokes the reactions of homophobes, it would seem that the more drastic reaction would occur in a more back-woodsy place.

Consider Brandon Teena... truly tragic. It shouldn't have gone down the way it did. ttp://www.chasingthefrog.com/reelfaces/boysdontcry.php

A horrific story that happened in my grandmother's hometown. It's an appalling way to get on the proverbial "map"...
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:12 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I read about that case and saw 'Boys Don't Cry' (as good as Hilary Swank's performance was, it didn't seem accurate to reality, for one the real Brandon Teena didn't have a southern-sounding cowboy accent). It truly was heart-breaking. Although I'm not sure if it's a reflection on the place in general. For some reason, though, a lot of those crimes tend to occur in places like Wyoming (Mathew Shepherd etc), Colorado etc, areas not notorised for that kind of activity.
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:21 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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How about emotionally?
Yes. Emotionally should have been one of those options.
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